Article Applications


Dear Applicant

Applications for articles (2025) have closed, while we are accepting applications for 2026.
The closing date will be on 30 April 2025.

  • Only candidates who qualify for interviews will be notified after the closing date.
  • Should you not receive feedback from us by 31 May 2025, then your application was unfortunately unsuccessful.
  • Interviews will be conducted during June 2025.
How many Candidate Attorneys do you recruit on an annual basis?
The number of candidates is linked to the business needs; therefore it could differ from year to year. We are still finalising the numbers for 2026.
Do you guarantee permanent employment after completion of articles?

Based on the high number of Candidate Attorneys which we take on board per annum; we unfortunately cannot guarantee permanent employment after 2 years. Once again, the business needs will determine if any Associate positions would be available.

What are the qualities you look for in an applicant?

  • Vacation work / practical exposure is essential
  • Community work
  • Leadership qualities / Team player
  • Business Writing Skills
  • Ability to speak in public
  • Fairly strong academic records
  • Strong people skills
  • Well-balanced individual with lots of personality, energy & a passion for law!

Do you offer articles at your Gauteng and Western Cape Branches?

  • Yes, we do offer articles at all 4 of our branches in Gauteng, namely Sandton, Bedfordview, Fourways and Centurion.

We also place Candidate Attorneys in the following Western Cape branches:

  • Cape Town
  • Claremont
  • Helderberg
  • Tyger Valley

Do you rotate your Candidate Attorneys during their 2 years of articles

  • Yes, our Candidate Attorneys have 4 rotations during their 2 years of articles at STBB. Should they wish to remain for 12 months in a specific department and the operational requirements can justify that, then we are flexible to accommodate this request.
  • Candidates who have completed the LEAD course are only required to sign a contract for 1 year, but we still recommend that candidates would consider a 2-year contract to obtain the maximum practical exposure to the industry


  • We offer monthly internal training sessions at our head office in Cape Town.
  • We also encourage candidates to attend external workshops as advertised by the Cape Law Society and other credible learning providers

Documents required to apply for articles:

  • Cover letter
  • Summarized CV
  • Certified copy of Identity Document
  • Certified copies of all Degree Certificates
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts
  • Two dated character references / testimonials which are not older than 6 months

Vacation Programs

  • Due to the fact that we are still adhering to safety measures by limiting visitors at our workplace, we have decided not to host this program at our offices.
  • We will however be hosting two Virtual Programs whereby our Attorneys will conduct ZOOM sessions on a variety of legal topics.
  • In order to receive an invite to participate in these sessions, please complete the attached application form.


    Virtual Vac Programs Closing dates
    9, 10 and 11 July 2024 31 May 2024
    3, 4 and 5 December 2024 31 October 2024


    Contact details to apply for articles and Vacation Work:

    For attention:            Marianne Marais (HR Manager)


    Fax number:              (021) 419 6607

    Contact Number:     (021) 406 9100

    Postal address:         PO Box 395, Cape Town, 8000